I know there's something in the Geneva accords about this.
There's gotta be.
And for those who still retain sentimental beliefs that there's a difference between The Mommy Party (D) and The Daddy Party (R)
And here's the Geto Boys' Original. The Somewhat Censored version:
And in case you're wondering, I'm in a Thomson Georgia hotel room with Damon, Damon's iPod, and not much to do but collect all these Gangsta/Banksta parodies.
There's a good chance that this trip will never end. We don't have all we need to get the job done. I don't think we'll ever get to go home.
There's going to be a total economic meltdown; Damon and I anticipate being stuck here for decades. We're looking at Real Estate in the area (which I bet is getting cheaper by the minute). We saw some gasoline for $2.99 a gallon, BTW.
We went to the Augusta Georgia Barnes & Noble this morning, and I found a Classic Rock magazine that ranked all the "Journey" albums as "Essential", "Good", and "Avoid". Click here to see the online version.
According to a Dec. 25 report in the Boston Globe, the Democratic Party is joining forces with the activist group ACORN (Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now) to place initiatives on state ballots this fall to raise the minimum wage. The idea is to energize the poor to vote for Democratic candidates as well as the initiative.You've gotta love it.
ACORN's involvement in this campaign is amusing because a few years ago the group sued the state of California in order to be exempted from its minimum wage requirement, which was higher than the federal government's. In its appellate brief, ACORN acknowledged that the more it had to pay each worker, the fewer such workers it would be able to hire. Of course, the same thing is true for businesses as well, something minimum wage advocates refuse to admit.
Fact Number One: It was liberal Democrats, led by Senator Christopher Dodd and Congressman Barney Frank, who for years-- including the present year-- denied that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac were taking big risks that could lead to a financial crisis.Please excuse Dr. Sowell for his misuse of the word "liberal".
Therefore, Chris Dodd and Barney Frank should be sentenced to twenty years of involuntary servitude, driving potential home buyers from place to place and trying to sell them distressed "properties". All sales commissions would be contributed to our national debt payments.
It was Senator Dodd, Congressman Frank and other liberal Democrats who for years refused requests from the Bush administration to set up an agency to regulate Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.
It was liberal Democrats, again led by Dodd and Frank, who for years pushed for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to go even further in promoting subprime mortgage loans, which are at the heart of today's financial crisis.
Alan Greenspan warned them four years ago. So did the Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers to the President. So did Bush's Secretary of the Treasury, five years ago.
Yet, today, what are we hearing? That it was the Bush administration "right-wing ideology" of "de-regulation" that set the stage for the financial crisis. Do facts matter?
We also hear that it is the free market that is to blame. But the facts show that it was the government that pressured financial institutions in general to lend to subprime borrowers, with such things as the Community Reinvestment Act and, later, threats of legal action by then Attorney General Janet Reno if the feds did not like the statistics on who was getting loans and who wasn't.
Is that the free market? Or do facts not matter?